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Cloud Infrastructure Engineer

Employer
Wunderman Thompson Commerce
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

The Cloud Infrastructure Engineers deliver infrastructure solutions as part of an experienced cross-disciplinary Cloud Engineering team. (We're also Cloud Developers and Data Engineers). We have a developer mindset and deliver our infrastructure through code, holding ourselves to the same quality and code standards as the rest of the team.

Each of our Client projects is slightly different but would typically need you to use your hands-on experience to drive the design, development and deployment of business applications at scale, usually in a Commerce environment.

On a typical project you would

  • Work with our solution architecture teams to identify the best platform technologies and process for our clients
  • Act as a technical authority to engage and steer client discussions on best practice and risk mitigation
  • Ensure security considerations are implemented, tested and maintained.
  • Build in Observability, collecting metrics & providing visualisations to be used by our Managed Services teams
  • Developing, maintaining, and enhancing design standards and patterns for infrastructure and system components
  • Supporting and mentoring the other members of the team, from code reviews to Lunch and Learn sessions.
  • Provide guidance to other projects who are preparing to start their Cloud transformation (for us, hosting a site on an EC2 instance is not necessarily "in the cloud" - but we'll help you get there!)

We actively look to improve and promote our Cloud practice internally as well as externally

  • Developing, maintaining, and enhancing design standards and patterns for infrastructure and system components
  • Supporting and mentoring the other members of the team, from code reviews to Lunch and Learn sessions.
  • Provide guidance to other projects who are preparing to start their Cloud transformation (for us, hosting a site on an EC2 instance is not necessarily "in the cloud" - but we'll help you get there!)

You...Talented, enthusiastic, focused, eye for detail, professional. Keen to learn and to challenge for smarter ways of doing things; a team player proud of their work who wants to share it. You like working in a fast-paced environment and are ready to inspire outstanding online shopper experiences for consumers and brands, no matter what product, service, sector, device or channel!

You will have a customer-first mindset, with the maturity and initiative to do what it takes keep our clients happy, including some working at client locations. When our clients win - we win!

We need you to be really great at
  • Recent hands on experience of building cloud infrastructure in one of the main Clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP).
  • The ability to communicate and explain technical concepts at appropriate levels for your team and to clients.

A strong understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of

  • Infrastructure and Configuration as Code
  • Safe Deployment strategies and CI/CD
  • Cloud-based and Cloud-native system design
  • Observability
  • Developer Experience
  • DevOps and SRE
  • InfoSec and SIEM

Your knowledge might come from practical experience, or from your research and education.

If you know any of this even betterOur clients use the technologies that are right for them, so we're interested in talking to people who have worked with different technologies. We're looking for candidates who can demonstrate skills from this list, and who have curiosity and want to learn more

  • Experience in a Commerce environment - HCL Commerce, Magento Commerce, SAP Hybris, CommerceTools
  • Familiarity with multiple programming languages - Typescript, Java, Groovy, Golang, PHP - and their testing frameworks
  • Hands-on with AWS - Route53, ACM, API Gateway, Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, SQS/SNS, ECR/ECS/EKS, RDS/Aurora, Cognito, CloudWatch, CloudFormation, Developer Tooling
  • Hands-on with GCP - Cloud DNS, Endpoints, Functions, Storage, Firestore/Bigtable, Pub/Sub, GKE, Operations (StackDriver)
  • Hands-on with Azure - Azure DNS, APIM, Functions and Serverless Compute, Azure Storage, Cosmos DB, App Services/Container Instances/AKS, Service Bus and Queue Storage, Log Analytics, Azure Monitor
  • Practical experience with GitHUb Actions Workflows or Azure Devops Pipelines, Repos and Artifacts
  • Experience with Kubernetes, and familiarity with differing Cloud implementations
  • Hands-on with Terraform - familiarity with Terragrunt, Terratest
  • Experience with Chef, Puppet, Salt, or Ansible in production environments
  • Management of Automation Tooling - Jenkins, CircleCI, GitLab CI
  • Experience with automated testing tools - Selenium, JMeter, Lighthouse
  • Strong scripting skills - Powershell, Python, Bash, Ruby, Perl

We evaluate and adopt new technologies all the time, so if you know about something we've not listed here please tell us about it and why it would be great for our team.

Wunderman Thompson Commerce is a global Commerce consultancy that applies strategy, technical know-how and outstanding design to help its ambitious clients grow through Commerce solutions.

How? By creating inspirational and shopper journeys. It's why we work with some of the most exciting brands around such as Tempur, DFS, Domino's, Boots, Xerox, Sainsbury's, Selfridges, Specialized and Ted Baker.

Tell me more! We're an inclusive group of more than 1500 expert thinkers and doers stationed across more than 20 global offices including our new, state-of-the-art offices in Watford, and two agency offices in Central London. Our reputation is based on having the best in the business - people who are inspired yet straight-talking, and who really want to understand not just our clients but their customers. We are passionate about innovation in everything we do, and proud of what our people achieve, empowering and respecting every one of them.

Together, we keep our clients and their customers inspired and ahead through digital, future-ready Commerce solutions and services. When our clients win - we win.

As our business grows internationally, we're seeking new people who share our values and work ethic. We especially want to encourage more women to join, and take a key role in shaping some of the best Commerce sites and experiences in the world.
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